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Students Take Action Before Upcoming Elections

Sarah Noe is a student and active member in the upcoming campaigns. Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By October 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

Some students are taking part in the midterms in a big way – by donating their time and energy to the efforts of the political campaigns. see more

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#amobilemovement

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

A comprehensive look at the power of #activism. see more

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Barrett passes the mic

Photo by Ashley Durham

By October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Barrett shares a cup of coffee and a night of inspiration. see more

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Effective Campaigns

Diana Tran has been a part of the March of Dimes campaign for over 2 years. Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

One student breaks down how to represent a cause. see more

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Breaking the body ideal

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

A program at Arizona State University aims to combat the pressure from society to look perfect. see more

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Four Restaurants to dine at during a day trip

Photo by Shelby Hyde

By October 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

Here are four different restaurants students should make an effort to dine at while taking a day trip to Glendale, Scottsdale or Gilbert. see more

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Fashionistas style the business of the fashion industry

Photo Courtesy of ASU's Business of Fashion

By October 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

Three Arizona State University students, marketing and journalism senior Audree Lopez, design studies and business marketing senior Chloe Bosmeny and Entrepreneurship alum Lindsay Viker started the Business of Fashion club in the fall of 2013. see more

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TruVote aims to connect public and politicians

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By October 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

Alex Brusalis wants to make it easier for people to learn about politics using an online service that provides people with information about the people that represent them based on their zip codes. see more

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ASU women entrepreneurs find opportunities with new business grant

Click to enlarge. Statistics provided by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, National Association of Women Business Owners, www.womenable.com and OpenForum, americanexpress.com. Women in Business Infographic by Mackenzie Mccreary.

By October 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

ASU has received a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to create a new initiative to support and advance women-led businesses. see more

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16 and going on five degrees

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By October 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Now at ASU, AJ has shown that his academic determination has grown stronger over the years. He is furthering his studies in business, science, arts and general studies. see more

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Faux-Chella to liven up ASU music scene

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By October 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

Set for Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., students are invited to attend a free Coachella-inspired music festival at the Barrett Palm Court arranged and performed solely by ASU students. see more

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Acupuncture study hopes to reduce student stress

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By September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Arizona State University’s Health and Wellness Center in Tempe is conducting an acupuncture study to see if the Eastern method of healing can curb student’s perception of their stress levels and improve resilience. see more

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TurboVote activates student voters

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By September 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

Through the College of Public Programs, students are developing a new initiative with the goal of registering more ASU students to vote and getting them to their assigned polling place through services offered by TurboVote. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Inside the Boots with Kyle Taylor Parker

Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By September 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

ASU Gammage kicked off its blockbuster-filled 50th season last week with the opening of Kinky Boots. Kyle Taylor Parker, who stars as Lola in the musical, talks with State Press Magazine about what makes the show special to him. Reach the reporter at dcsantac@asu.edu or @run_dsc.  

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"Instameetphoenix" creates instant connections

Photo Courtesy of  Jessica Jaskiewicz

By September 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

It’s a warm Wednesday night as people slip in to SoZo Coffeehouse. They keep their phone in hand as they head over to a group huddled at one end of the local coffee shop. Each person’s eyes light up with familiarity as they greet each other. They marvel over the hand-crafted chalkboard wall that uses […]

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How to: Make homemade toothpaste

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By September 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

Learn how to make your own organic and natural toothpaste on a college budget. see more

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Searching for a sea change: A closer look

Photo Courtesy of Kyle Kinzler

By September 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

Kinzler is part of the team, funded by the National Science Foundation, that studies ice samples to understand how phytoplankton function beneath the frozen Arctic surface. see more

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Searching for a sea change

Professor Susanne Neuer out on the field.

By September 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Today, Professor Susanne Neuer, 50, is an oceanographer at ASU. Now she’s focusing her research on climate change. Through funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and the School of Life Sciences at ASU, Neuer hopes to gain an increased understanding of the role and fate of oceanic phytoplankton in a changing climate. see more

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A walk for peace brings students together

John Martin Senior- Religion, Public Life & Conflict, & Seema Kassab Senior- Business Economics and Political Science

By September 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

One ASU group, in conjunction with Project Humanities, walked to promote peace and coexistence Friday. see more

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EVOKE-ing innovation

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By September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

While EVOKE may not necessarily contain fancy gadgets or booby traps, the game creators hope players will feel motivated to help better the world. see more

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Concussion consciousness

Photo courtesy of Bob Merriman.

By September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

Two ASU alumni have developed Fitguard, an early warning system for concussions that has been fitted inside of a mouth-guard for athletes of all ages and sizes. see more

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SPM's Theory and Discovery

SPM Theory and Discovery

By September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

The first issue of the 2014-2015 semester by State Press Magazine highlights new scientific research and discovery. Video by Luu Nguyen. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Student Studies

By September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Students are an essential part of the research labs at ASU. Three students speak about their experiences and the importance of university research. see more

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Hope for a Cure

By September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU has been taking steps to educate students on the biology behind HIV/AIDS and the social stigma that still surrounds the disease in the form of a class, MIC 314. One ASU professor, who has taught MIC 314 for many years, has created a vaccine to protect against HIV. The vaccine will possibly undergo human clinical trials in 2015. see more

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Building a robotic tomorrow

By September 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

Thomas Sugar develops human-technology integration. His innovations will help people who have had amputations by giving them robotics limbs. Now he is working on a special project called the "Four Minute Mile." see more

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Five Research Developments at ASU

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By September 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

  Click the image to enlarge. Reach the designer at noemi.multimedia@gmail.com or via Twitter @NoemiPossible.

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Not Just a Cowboy Thing

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By September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU student Lucas Casterton hopes to continue doing what he loves most and also stir up interest in a rodeo club. see more

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Strike one: Remembering how baseball united the nation

A 9/11 commemorative logo is visible on the field as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1, eliminating the A's from the playoffs, Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

By September 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

In remembrance of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, SPM contributor Stefan Modrich reflects on a time that galvanized American patriotism. It was a moment that briefly united an entire city, and eventually a country, with a feeling of optimism and hope in complete darkness. Along with Derek Jeter’s impending retirement, his central role in […]

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Concert series bridges work and performance for music faculty

Catalin Rotaro

By September 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The night’s recital was a part of the School of Music’s ongoing Faculty Concert series. The School of Music Director Heather Landes says that the recitals are supposed to be informative and very relatable for the audience. see more

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ASU club sheds light on prison education issues through writing

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Dr. Corri Wells, Jessica Fletcher, Eric Verska,

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

Four years ago, the Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) was created at Arizona State University. The club branched off of the Pen Project internship (ENG 484) where students critique writing submissions from prison inmates. see more

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Continued Recognition

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By September 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

On Aug. 22, ASU athletics announced that each football home game would feature an “Honor Row” – a row dedicated to members of the United States armed forces. The first row of section 31 at Sun Devil Stadium has been decorated in maroon and gold camouflage. This new addition adds to the many traditions that […]

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10 Things You Wish You Would've Known as a Freshman

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By August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

Freshman year is tough as it is. There are plenty of things that students would have liked to have had prior knowledge of. But in school, as with life, you learn as you go. see more

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How to: Be a D-bag in the Walk-Only Zones

How to: Be a D-bag in the Walk-Only Zones

By August 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

It started with a few yellow-shirted ASU employees telling you to walk those wheels. Now the pseudo-fascist walk-only zones tell students how they should move from point A to point B. They are spreading even more around campus like fascism in the ‘30s. see more

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Coffee Conversations: Espresso Yourself

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By May 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This week marks the final week of classes for the spring 2014 semester. As some Sun Devils look forward to their summer vacations, others look toward graduation. This time of year sparks an array of emotions in both students and faculty. Whether it be stress, relief, or excitement for the future to come, this week’s […]

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'Proud of my B.S.' and 5 other ways to decorate a grad cap

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By May 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

If there’s one thing that seniors can do for themselves, it’s to make sure their grad cap is personalized to make the ceremony just a little more tailored to you and your personality. see more

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Unheard voices of Phoenix's homeless youth

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By May 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

When the economy collapsed in 2008, the number of homeless youth doubled and never recovered. With insight from Jon Linton of the “I Have a Name Project” and Kenneth McKinley, the vice president of Programs at Tumbleweed Youth Center for Development, Selena Palmerin-Chastain shares her story, introducing a new series for SPM. see more

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Five tips for surviving finals week

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By April 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

Produced by Sophia Thomas | Reach her @shmophia    

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Professor by day, fire dancer by night

ASU professor Patrick Young turns to fire dancing to gain better insight on how to express the subjects he teaches and to learn how to better epress himself. | Photo by Pauletta Tohonnie

By April 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

When ASU professor Patrick Young picked up fire dancing, he found a new way to express himself. see more

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Caffeine Fix: The Roosevelt Row coffee crawl

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By April 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

Need an extra kick to spice up your First Friday? Caffeinate your night with the Roosevelt Row Coffee Crawl. Sample beverages from five delicious, downtown coffeehouses and eat as many pastries as you like. The only rule is you have to purchase a beverage from each location. Are you up for the challenge? see more

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Is this college?: Top 5 disappointments about ASU

Photo illustration by Noemi Gonzalez

By April 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

With graduation right around the corner, it’s been surreal to look back on the great experiences college has given me. But along with those great memories come the expectations that weren’t quite met during my time at ASU. see more

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The top 10 overlooked places around the Valley

By April 21, 2014 at 8:30 am

Phoenix is well-known for the Desert Botanical Gardens, the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Art Museum, however there are a slew of places that one may visit in the Valley that are often overlooked. see more

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Food for the desert soul

By April 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

What exactly is soul food? A cultural importance? Or simply downright comfort or traditional food? I was pondering this and found a savory gem of "soul food" in Arizona. Lo-Lo's, a soul food/Southern joint that specializes in its famous chicken and waffles, provides a hybrid of dinner and breakfast. see more

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A ride-sharing tale

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By April 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

New methods of community taxi services and strides in technology, available in Phoenix and throughout the country, are redefining the typical taxi experience see more

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The 2014 Best of ASU Winners

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By April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

After gathering reader input and our writer’s knowledge, we compiled this list of the Best of ASU. Read on for the winners for all of the categories including Best Coffee, Best Splurge and Best Places to Take a Nap.     Best of Tempe:   Graphics by Noemi Gonzalez   University Drive and College Avenue […]

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First Date: Top 7 spots for the perfect college date

By April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

We SPM editors aren't serious daters or anything close to it, but as romantic quirky souls, we decided to put together a short list of the best places to have your first date across the Valley. see more

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Best Place to Grab Coffee: Blue House Coffee

By April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

It’s 7:30 a.m. and Sam Beger and Nick DiPastena have already wheeled to work, or rather, wheeled their work- a self-made bicycle cart, to the corner of College Avenue and University Drive. see more

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Best place to grab coffee: Liberty Market

By April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

As far as food is concerned, downtown Gilbert boasts some of the best and most memorable establishments in the East Valley. But none of these restaurants dominate the downtown scene as much as Liberty Market has over the past few years. see more

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Creeping 101: Light Rail people watching

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By April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

It’s plain to see that riding on the light rail is an experience in itself and ripe for people watching. see more

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TUF Talk: Best of Music Venues & Local Bands

By April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

Vice President of ASU's The Underground Foundation and history sophomore Jonathan Novak talks best of music venues across the Valley, and gives insight to the local bands every Sun Devil should experience. see more

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Best hidden treasure: Skyspace: Air Apparent

By April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

“Skyspace: Air Apparent” is an exploration of the phenomenon of light. It is Tempe’s best hidden treasure because its private location behind the Biodesign Institute attracts few visitors. see more

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